Monday, March 18, 2013

School and Community Relations Week 4

Title of Family-School-Community Partnership Project
Parent Meetings Revamped
I. Data-Evidenced Student Need
We are a Title I district with many students performing below grade level as shown in our istation reports, weekly assessments, unit assessments and benchmark scores. Our parental involvement is very low.
II. Benefits for Student Achievement
Research shows that student achievement levels are higher when parents are involved and/or supportive. If we can reach more parents to build relationships and give them information regarding what is going on in their child’s classroom and how to help at home, we can directly impact student achievement.
III. Proposed Activities/Strategies
Draw in the parents with a student performance or open-house type setting, then incorporate the informational pieces that we want to share with parents.
IV. Proposed Process for Planning and Implementation
I will present my plan to the faculty and staff, then ask for suggestions. After suggestions are considered, we would need to meet again and discuss exactly what these meetings will look like. If we do them on the same night, we would need to have multiple meetings in order to accommodate the parents with children in multiple grade levels. Our 2nd and 3rd grade teams also work as partners. We would need to allow time for parents to visit each teacher’s classroom.
V. What You Want from Your Audience
The teachers are the ones that are going to have to be prepared to present information at the meetings so they have got to be supportive and onboard. I also would like for there to be collaboration all the way around. The teachers need to be involved in the process (own it) for them to ‘buy in’ and make the meetings successful.

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